Wednesday, February 04, 2009

My Interview and Life Update

School Update: It's going to be a hell of a month, and I might want to die by the end of it. But, I'm the unbreakable Tiger and I will definately get through it! 4 midterms next week, exams the week after, then winter term. Gotta put the nose to the grindstone.

Health Update: I can run again. The specialist I went to see was mean!!! He didn't think it was regular asthma. The time that it mostly happens is when I'm at work and it's not under high stress situations (cause I thought it might be anxiety) so we're thinking it's allergy induced. Yay for more tests. I however, am allowed to run again. I hadn't run since being told I should not run too fast/far because there was another hospital day on the Thursday, and I was exhuasted for awhile.

Today I'm running and riding my bike, tomorrow is a busy day so I'm running first thing in the morning. Friday is a swim and run. I'm making up for lost time:) I misssss running!

Life Update: I'm in the process of a new post on the life aspect. I've done some searching and think I have some things figured out!!:) Wait on the edges of your seat.

1. If you could accomplish only one thing in the rest of your life, what would it be?
I will be a firefighter that inspires young children by going to schools and speaking about experiences and teaching potential firefighters about firefighter fitness and training.

2. In terms of running, what's your favorite race experience?
So far, the marathon. The whole experience of training, getting injured, healing, getting sick before hand, the race expo, running the race, struggling through the race, having a nervous breakdown at 32km, seeing my friends at 36km, having another friend run with me and tell me that in "3km you'll be a marathoner", running some of the last 500m with my little sister and brother, crossing the finish line, limping around the finish line, someone yelling at me to get my chip, sitting down under E to find my family, a volunteer lending me her cell phone to call my parents, my family running toward me while I sat on the bench crying (cause I was happy), a million pictures, them saying a bunch of really nice things to me that I really didn't understand or remember cause I was so disoriented, getting in the car to go visit my friends at work who had listened to me for the previous 4 months, the 24hrs on the couch, working a day later not able to walk and people making fun of me...the whole experience was so amazing. Thanks for letting me relive that!:)

3. If you could run any single company, institution, or organization in the world, whcih would you choose and why?
I'm going to with the education system. I think that it could be drastically improved. I would make the school day longer, and I would make time for physical activity. this would also help parents who don't get off work until like 5pm. I would also group the classes by learning style and pair them with an instructor who teaches the same way as they learn. Smaller class sizes, more money for teachers if they successfully teach their students and higher expectations of students, because we are putting more resources into them. I'd also like to teach different languages (japanese, russian and korean) starting in grade one.

4. What's the best part about living in Canada?
I'm going with free health care. I live in a place where I can go see several specialists and go to several doctors if I need to, and nobody ever gets turned away. I live in Toronto, and I also like the variation in weather. It rains, snows and is sunny, and doesn't get below -30 celcius.
5. If you were stranded on a desert island and could only take with you one object that you currently own, what would take?
Pretty silly, but I want a journal and pen. Im constantly writing things down, and thinking and analyzing things so I think I would go crazy if I didn't have something to write things down with. I Could adapt to running with no shoes and with no Garmin and with no watch.

To play along:
1. Leave me a comment saying, "Interview me."
2. I will respond by emailing you five questions. (I get to pick the questions).
3. You will update your blog with the answers to the questions.
4. You will include this explanation and an offer to interview others in the same post
.5. When others comment asking to be interviewed, you will ask them five questions

So thats that!
Stay tuned for some more excing posts!!!! Goal setting in one, a look at myself, a final decision on ATB, andd more tri training posts.


At 11:08 AM , Blogger Lisa Slow-n-Steady said...

Yay for being able to run again! Don't go too far too fast though. :-)

At 12:13 PM , Blogger Mama Squirrel said...

Hm, want to interview me? I owe you all an email too--things have been a bit crazy this month here too.

At 2:44 PM , Blogger Jess said...

I think free health care nearly makes many of Amercians want to be Canadians!

At 4:04 PM , Blogger teacherwoman said...

I agree with Jess completely. I couldn't imagine Health Care being free. Too cool.

At 6:21 PM , Blogger Marlene said...

Great interview! I need to answer mine soon.

Good to see you running again!

At 6:38 AM , Blogger BeachRunner said...

Great job.

At 6:17 PM , Blogger lindsay said...

yay glad you can run again!! hope you can find answers soon though too.

At 8:04 AM , Blogger Marci said...

Just catching up with your blog, great interview. Hope your transition back to school is going well, and glad to read that you are running again. We should meet up again at ATB!


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